Textile fragment with large petals and dots

Details

  • Title

    Textile fragment with large petals and dots

  • Associated place

    Egypt (find spot)
    Fustat (possible) (possible find spot)
    Gujarat (place of creation)
  • Date

    2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century AD
  • Material and technique

    cotton, block-printed with resist, and dyed light-blue and dark-blue

  • Material index

    cotton
  • Technique index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    26.5 x 24.5 cm max. (length x width)
    along length/width 18 / 23 threads/cm (thread count)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Professor Percy Newberry, 1941.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1990.226

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  • Catalogue text

    Large petals, probably of a radiating flower, similar to the rosette of Cat. no. 211 [EA1990.219], but here the petals are filled with various dots. The resist defines the design, the background is blue.

    A thin border band of light blue is included. The fragment published by Pfister (pl.Va) is very similar, but is dyed blue and brownish red.

    In: Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997)

Further reading

Barnes, Ruth, Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt: The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997), no. 218 on p. 62 (vol. ii), vol. ii pp. 109 & 304-305, vol. ii p. 62 fig. 218

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